Mike Tyson, the man once known as the "baddest man on the planet," didn't really look the part as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday afternoon.
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D'Amato died in 1985, shortly before Tyson knocked out Trevor Berbick to become the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history.
While reminiscing about what he had accomplished throughout his career, Tyson nearly broke down, and ended his acceptance speech with, "Hey guys, I can't even finish this stuff. Thank you. Thank you."
He retired in 2004 with a career record of 50-6, with 44 of those wins coming by knockout.
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He completely dominated the sport for 5 years, and in that time span had the majority of the guys he faced beaten before the fight ever even started. Tyson is the only fighter I've ever seen that guys were literally afraid to face. Full-grown men in a profession of their choosing scared to fight him. Mentally, they were beat before the opening bell even rang. That speaks volumes as to what kind of fighter Mike Tyson was.
Tyson was better in his prime, than any other boxer in history in theirs. He had some of the greatest knockouts ever. I loved watching him fight.ReplyDelete